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How much can drivers make with Uber

In the United Kingdom

The money you make with Uber depends on when, where, and how often you drive. Find out how your trip payments are calculated and learn about promotions, which can help increase your earnings in London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities in the UK.

How earnings are calculated

You might be wondering how much you can make driving with Uber. The following factors help determine the amount you make for each trip.

  • Standard trip payment

    You earn a payment for every completed trip.

  • Surge

    Check the heat map in your app to find out when and where rider demand is high, so you can earn more on top of your standard trip payment.

  • Minimum trip earnings

    Each city has a minimum amount that you’ll make for any trip. This makes sure your earnings reflect the effort you put in, even on short trips.

  • Cancellations

    In most instances, you’ll receive a cancellation fee if a rider cancels a request.

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Promotions and how they work

In-app promotions based on where the Driver app expects the most trip requests in your area help you plan ahead and set goals to maximise earnings. Not all promotions are available to all drivers. See terms below.²

Reach a set number of trips

Make extra money if you complete a set number of trips in a certain amount of time when the offer is available.

Drive during busy times

Get paid extra for trips in certain areas at busy times.

Some ways to earn

Getting ahead with the app

The app has powerful features to help you make the most of your time on the road. From tracking trends to informing you of earning opportunities nearby, the app is your resource on the road.

Planning around meals and commutes

You can increase your chances of getting more delivery requests by signing in to both Uber and Uber Eats during rush hour and at mealtimes.

Getting tipped for your service

After every trip, riders can easily tip you directly in the app. You always keep 100% of your tips.

Making the most of your time on the Uber app

Knowing when and where to drive is definitely something you’ll pick up over time, but knowing the busiest times and places in your area is a great start.

When and how you get paid

Get your money fast

 

Your earnings are deposited into your account every week. And with Flex Pay, you can cash out your earnings once a day.

Saving on driving expenses

Running your own business comes with flexibility and also overheads. Fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance might be tax deductible, and Uber has partnerships to offer discounts that support you.

Top questions from drivers

  • During busy times, surge will appear on the map in red, orange and yellow. To benefit from surge pricing, drive to the coloured areas, stay online and confirm your next trip.

    Surge amounts will be applied once you have completed the surge trip.

  • You can see your earning summaries in the app. Tap the earnings icon on your map screen, then swipe right and left to see your earnings.

  • Yes. You decide when and how you want to drive. If you’re looking for a flexible way to make money, driving with Uber may be perfect for you.

  • When on a trip, the toll amount is charged to riders and automatically added to your trip payment. You can see your toll reimbursement in the earnings section or trip details inside the app.

Your worker protections

In addition to providing flexible earning opportunities, driving with Uber means that you’ll get access to our industry-leading worker protections including Holiday Pay, access, if eligible, to a pension plan and the guarantee that you will earn at least the National Living Wage. Drive and earn on your schedule, with additional protections.

¹Material provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee earnings. Earnings structures may differ by city. Always check your city-specific website for the most accurate details on delivery fares in your city.

²Uber will inform you when you are eligible for a promotion. Restrictions to promotions apply. Any restrictions and terms will be shared with you in the specific promotion or tool. Uber reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion, including but not limited to the requirements necessary to get such a promotion.